[Advaita-l] [advaitin] Nonsense about Adi Shankara at Ashoka University

Vinodh vinodh.iitm at gmail.com
Mon Nov 15 11:41:27 EST 2021


I can see how one may be offended by this, but I unfortunately found the
text and the way it is being presented way too comical to be taken
seriously at all.

Shankara Bhagavadpada’s work is available for all to read and make their
own conclusions regarding the integrity of these claims.

As Acharya says “ ज्ञानं तु प्रमाणजन्यम् । प्रमाणं च यथाभूतवस्तुविषयम् ।
अतो ज्ञानं कर्तुमकर्तुमन्यथा वा कर्तुमशक्यम् । केवलं वस्तुतन्त्रमेव तत् ; न
चोदनातन्त्रम् , नापि पुरुषतन्त्रम् ; ” (Knowledge of something is born out
of Pramana. And Pramana is a matter dependent on the object. So knowledge
cannot be made one way, unmade, or made to appear another way. It is
dependent on the object only. It is not upto a person.)

In my opinion, instead of trying to stop or counter such nonsense, our
efforts are better invested in reading, reflecting on, and sharing the
teachings of Shankaracharya with like-minded people.

Om tat sat 🙏

On Sun 14. Nov 2021 at 18:12, 'Kuntimaddi Sadananda' via advaitin <
advaitin at googlegroups.com> wrote:

> PraNAms
> Somebody should stop this nonsense that is being spread - on Bhagavat
> Paada Adi Shankara.
> Ashoka University slammed for teaching ‘anti-Hindu, anti-Brahmin’ book
> <https://theprint.in/india/governance/ashoka-university-slammed-for-teaching-anti-hindu-anti-brahmin-book/164268/?amp>
> Ashoka University slammed for teaching ‘anti-Hindu, anti-Brahmin’ book
> Nandita Singh
> Right-wing activists & trolls have targeted Ashoka University & a
> professor there for teaching the graphic novel...
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